The Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay logo.svg
The logo of The Pirate Bay
URL

thepiratebay.se
(.org until 2012,
.se 2012-2013,[1]

.gl and .is briefly in April 2013[2])
Slogan "The galaxy's most resilient BitTorrent site"
Type of site Torrent index
Registration Optional, free
Available language(s) 35 languages available, mainly English and Swedish
Created by Gottfrid Svartholm
Fredrik Neij
Peter Sunde
Launched 15 September 2003;
11 years ago
 (2003-09-15)
Revenue Advertisements, donations, merchandise
Alexa rank Increase 72 (October 2013)[3]
Current status Offline

The Pirate Bay (shortname:TPB) was a Swedish website that indexes Bit Torrent files. It was created by Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde. The Pirate Bay is ranked as the 85th most popular website by Alexa. The Pirate Bay had to face many lawsuits and a raid in relation to copyright violations. It was shut down on December 9, 2014 by Swedish police.

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